Daytona500

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season kicks off with the proverbial “Super Bowl” of the circuit at Daytona. Those stuck in cold climates will enjoy the sights and sounds from Florida, as FOX Sports starts the season right. Of course, the advent of a new season gives us myriad storylines to track. Tony Stewart, [...]

JimmieJohnson

With the season finale on tap for Sunday, Donovan McNabb and the FOX Sports Live panel discussed NASCAR and drivers’, particularly Jimmie Johnson, standing in the sports world as “athletes.” McNabb declared point blank that Johnson was not an athlete, prompting rage in the Twitterverse & social media. Of course, it raised the age-old topic [...]

It’s time for another round of NASCAR Sprint Cup action. This time, the circuit gears up for a battle at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. We watched weather delays and the customary “big one” at Talladega last week. Ryan Newman found himself driving with Kurt Busch’s #78 Chevy on top of him after Busch’s car [...]

Following The Leaders Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevy Analysis: Sometimes you have to take the chalk. Johnson won the Daytona 500 before finishing second in the Subway Fresh Fit 500. He’s locked and loaded already, and that’s bad news for the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series. The big run continues this week at Las [...]

The Sprint Cup Series now takes a deep breath. “The Great American Race” needed a big show in the aftermath of Saturday’s tragic turn in the Nationwide Series. While detractors might bemoan the single-file racing and lack of “big moves” during the race, I believe that NASCAR got the jumpstart to the 2013 campaign that [...]

This weekend’s 55th running of “The Great American Race,” also known as the Dayton 500, might rank among the most-anticipated turns at the track in quite some time. First, you have the arrival of the new Gen-6 car, a design that promises to “bring the stock back to stock car racing.” Second, you have Danica [...]

I saw this story off of Forbes.com regarding the most influential athletes, as compiled by E-Poll and Nielsen Media Research. From the article — “surveyed over 1,000 adults as to the athletes they considered influential, while also assessing their likeability and awareness levels. Only those known to at least 20 percent of the respondents were [...]